The Fire Phone is now selling at an attractive price of $189 unlocked and off contract over at Amazon. The smartphone received a significant price reduction a couple of months ago bringing the cost down to $199.99, so this deal makes it even more appealing for prospective buyers.
As usual, purchasing the Fire Phone also gives you an year’s subscription of the retailer’s Prime service, so you stand to save up a lot of money by getting the handset. But these savings mean nothing if you’re not invested in Amazon’s ecosystem. So for someone switching over from a regular Android smartphone, this might not be an attractive choice as the device lacks Google services like Gmail, Play Store etc.
But if you’re new to the idea of Android smartphones or would like to gift the device to your loved ones, this should be an instant choice given the hardware on offer. The Fire Phone is packing 4.7 inch 720p display, a 2.2 GHz Snapdragon 800 quad core SoC, a 13-megapixel rear camera, a 2.1-megapixel front camera, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and a 2,400 mAh battery with what appears to be a heavily customized version of Android. The phone also has the 3D based Dynamic Perspective UI which can offer some neat tricks using dedicated cameras on the front.